Oct. 2, 2018 By Tara Law
A homeless man has been charged with murder for the Sept. 27 stabbing of a 25-year-old Long Island City man.
John Davies, 35, faces 25 years to life in prison for second-degree murder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
Officials say that the incident took place at around 9:41 p.m. near the intersection of 80th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
Davies and the victim, Angel Becerra-Perez, were standing at a food cart waiting for a shish kebab when the two got into an argument. On video surveillance obtained from the scene, Davies is seen chasing Becerra-Perez down the block.
Davies caught up to Becerra-Perez and pulled him to the ground, the District Attorney’s office said. Davies then stabbed him in the arm and chest with a knife he had allegedly snatched from the food cart.
Becerra-Perez died as a result of his injuries, the District Attorney’s office said.
Brown condemned Davies’ actions in a statement.
“The defendant used a knife to settle a fight and now because of this senseless act of violence, a 25-year-old young man is dead,” Brown said. “The defendant faces a very long term of incarceration for his alleged actions.”
Davies is being held without bail and was ordered to return to court on Oct. 30.